Letters to the Editor — Nov. 25, 2022

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ISSUE: Mayor Adams’ appointment of his former landlady, Lisa White, as deputy NYPD commissioner.

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Does Mayor Adams think his constituents in New York City are all fools (“Friends with Benefits$,” November 23)?

I really think they believe that as long as you are a relative, a friend or a friend of a friend that qualifies you for a $200,00 plus position in their administration.

How many deputies does the mayor need? Obviously, there is no one to oversee these appointments.

I think the mayor needs all these deputies to run the city, with their very active nightlife. It’s not surprising that so many people are leaving the Big Apple.

dick mills

bardonia

I voted for Mayor Adams because of his law-enforcement background and his no-nonsense campaign promises to fight crime.

Obviously I am mistaken. It is clear that street crime is out of control, but so is the blatant distribution of lucrative patronage jobs by the mayor to friends and family.

It has become clear that Adams is using his executive power indiscriminately.

Gerard Rosenthal

manhattan

Well, it looks like nothing is going to change with the Democrats and their moves.

Our mayor has appointed his one-time-landlord, Lisa White, a former 911 dispatcher, as deputy NYPD commissioner.

What is he going to do next – appoint his cleaning lady as the commissioner of the sanitation department? This is probably a better move. At least he’ll have some experience cleaning. Rob Johan

woodhaven

The conclusion was clear after seeing the front page headline of The Post on Wednesday. Apparently the old adage, “It’s not what you know, but who you know,” is still working very well.

Adams is definitely showing his true colors here.

Frank Brady

yonkers

Adams’ administration is not very culturally diverse. They have given their peers high-paying jobs, which presumably come with a decent pension.

I have a problem if these people are not qualified for these jobs, and it is based on nepotism alone.

Alfred Bonbell

manhattan

Issue: Midterm election data showing GOP politicians in predominantly Asian areas won in NYC.

Your front page story, “Asian Voters Betrayed the Dems,” paints a distorted image of Asian American voters (Nov. 21).

On November 8, a multilingual exit poll by the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund surveyed 2,628 voters in Queens, Brooklyn and Manhattan. A majority viewed the economy/jobs and health care as more influential in their vote than public safety.

In addition, Asian American voters generally supported Democratic candidates, including Gov. Hochul and Ewen Chu, who was the first Asian American woman elected to the State Senate.

There’s no doubt that Democrats need to do more to reach out to our communities and earn our votes, but to portray Asian Americans as motivated only by sensationalist rhetoric around crime is misleading.

R Patel

Partner, AALDEF

Brooklyn

It’s no surprise that many Asian voters have switched directions.

Democratic politicians have taken these hardworking, productive people for granted for far too long.

It is hard to accept that here in New York, many of our radical political leaders have decided that there are too many Asian students in high schools.

With the final figures from the last election, it seems the Asian voting bloc has sent a strong message.

nicholas mafi

Brooklyn

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